In Windows the default media player is Windows Media Player. It can play audio, video and view images. It’s not available under Ubuntu. But that’s a good thing as Windows Media Player is so egregious many Windows users install a third party app.
VLC is a great open source choice for watching video under Ubuntu. It’s much more flexible than Windows Media Player, and supports all types of formats and versions at large. There is almost nothing video (or music) related that VLC doesn’t do well, although it’s still missing gapless playback.
You can install VLC from the Ubuntu Software app. If you don’t like snaps, there’s also an Ubuntu package available (click the Source dropdown box; the Ubuntu package is the one listed at the bottom of the dropdown).
Tauon Music Box
Tauon Music Box is designed to be streamlined but powerful while putting the user in control of their music collection. It’s jam packed with great features even if its interface is idiosyncratic.
Tauon Music Box is also easy to install with the Ubuntu Software app, but there’s only a snap available to install via this method. There is a flatpak available, but you can’t install a flatpak with the Ubuntu Software app. Like snap, flatpak is a system for distributing Linux apps.
Pages in this article:
Page 1 – Introduction / Office Suite
Page 2 – Web Browser
Page 3 – Media Player
Page 4 – Email Client
Page 5 – Image Viewer
Page 6 – Photo and Image Editor
Page 7 – Audio Editor
Page 8 – Video Editor
Page 9 – PDF Viewer
All articles in this series:
|Linux For Starters|
|Part 1||What is Linux? Why use Linux? What do I need?|
|Part 2||Choose a Linux distribution meeting your specific needs and requirements.|
|Part 3||Make a bootable Ubuntu USB stick in Windows.|
|Part 4||We show you how to install Ubuntu 21.04 on your hard disk.|
|Part 5||Things to do after installing Ubuntu.|
|Part 6||Navigating your way around the Desktop.|
|Part 7||Updating the system, install new software.|
|Part 8||Recommended open source replacements for proprietary Windows desktop software.|
|Part 9||Get started with the power and flexibility of the terminal.|
|Part 10||We cover the basics of files and permissions.|
|Part 11||Getting help from your system.|
|Part 12||Learn all about the file system.|
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